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Hello guys and thank you so much for your post. They where very handy for my decision to buy the Insight in Agean Blue EX trim . I was a proud owner of an 2018 Kia Niro until got stolen last month. So had to daily drive my 2017 Charger Hellcat for the time been. In 3 weeks the fuel bill was $320 because of my daily commute. Was thinking on buying an Ioniq but the cops told me that there is an epidemic of car theft, Kia and Hyundai are their favorites. This Honda caught my eye, beautiful car and rides great. Also loved the Accord Hybrid , drives even better than the Insight but a tad too big. Eager to see how it performs in the wild. My first day on my daily commute got 53 mpg and today same drive but a full tank of gas got 42 mpg 馃. BTW greetings from Puerto Rico
 

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Congrats on your purchase! Your winter mpg results in Puerto Rico should end up better than most of ours, given your warmer winter climate. Agree with you on the size of the Accord... even the Insight is wider/longer than what I would have preferred!
 

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Nice - your fuel efficiency should be amazing then! If you read some of the recent "MPG" postings, we're just recently starting to warm up to ~68F in the US; today is the first day of spring. U.S. winter temperatures were 32F and below. The cold temperature can cause a 10+ mpg difference over the same route, especially since the gas engine runs to warm up the cabin and recharge battery for other cold-weather accessories.
 

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Hello guys and thank you so much for your post. They where very handy for my decision to buy the Insight in Agean Blue EX trim . I was a proud owner of an 2018 Kia Niro until got stolen last month. So had to daily drive my 2017 Charger Hellcat for the time been. In 3 weeks the fuel bill was $320 because of my daily commute. Was thinking on buying an Ioniq but the cops told me that there is an epidemic of car theft, Kia and Hyundai are their favorites. This Honda caught my eye, beautiful car and rides great. Also loved the Accord Hybrid , drives even better than the Insight but a tad too big. Eager to see how it performs in the wild. My first day on my daily commute got 53 mpg and today same drive but a full tank of gas got 42 mpg 馃. BTW greetings from Puerto Rico
How does one steal a 2018 model year car? The only way I can think of is if someone amplified your key fob's signal.
 

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Hello guys and thank you so much for your post. They where very handy for my decision to buy the Insight in Agean Blue EX trim . I was a proud owner of an 2018 Kia Niro until got stolen last month. So had to daily drive my 2017 Charger Hellcat for the time been. In 3 weeks the fuel bill was $320 because of my daily commute. Was thinking on buying an Ioniq but the cops told me that there is an epidemic of car theft, Kia and Hyundai are their favorites. This Honda caught my eye, beautiful car and rides great. Also loved the Accord Hybrid , drives even better than the Insight but a tad too big. Eager to see how it performs in the wild. My first day on my daily commute got 53 mpg and today same drive but a full tank of gas got 42 mpg 馃. BTW greetings from Puerto Rico
How does one steal a 2018 model year car? The only way I can think of is if someone amplified your key fob's signal.

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Was it at home, work, or shopping when it got stolen? I secretly fear seeing my car damaged/missing when I wake up in the morning or coming out from a store(edit: forgot to add when coming out of a tunnel wash, too.) :eek:. Based on your short time owning the Honda Insight. Which car do you prefer(Niro or Insight)? At the time when I was shopping for my next car, I didn't even know the Niro existed, or that it was a hybrid, since I was just looking at sedans.

Believe it or not, the A/C isn't as bad as the heat. At least, that's my observation from last summer. Heat kicks in the ICE when the coolant temp drops below a certain level. A/C uses battery that's available. It may sound similar, but battery is more avaialble in summer when A/C is used vs. the ICE.
I think you're right about this because in the winter... Engine, Passenger, and Battery wants to be warm which puts more stress on the gas generator to make enough heat. The battery can't be charged as quick/efficiently when it is cold so most of the work(driving/producing heat for the cabin/engine/battery?) is done by the gas generator. During the summer, the battery can probably pick up the slack with driving/AC, while the gas generator can quickly recharge the battery along with regenerative braking. AC is most likely only using the most electricity at the beginning to cool the cabin quickly while using not much to maintain that temperature for rest of the trip(as mentioned by @Mobilcams ).

Living in Florida I鈥檝e noticed when it鈥檚 warm, the first 10 minutes of driving (so far) the ac does use a little more battery in city driving and fuel economy is hurt a little, after that it鈥檚 not really an issue. What I do LOVE is the fact that I no longer can tell I鈥檓 running the ac like I could in my civic or my girlfriends corolla when it comes to accelerating quickly. No drag from the ac compressor. Also one of my former Civics was a 2008 hybrid with a hybrid electric/mechanical ac compressor that went out at 110,000 miles (very expensive repair). Drove the last two years I had her without ac in Florida. The fact that this system is fully electric actually gives me hope that it will hold out for a longer amount of time.
I'm more concerned about a small rock hitting the ac condenser at high speed than the reliability of the AC system itself. Already see some bent fins in my ac condenser...
 

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Was it at home, work, or shopping when it got stolen? I secretly fear seeing my car damaged/missing when I wake up in the morning or coming out from a store(edit: forgot to add when coming out of a tunnel wash, too.) [img= class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/eek.gif[/img]. Based on your short time owning the Honda Insight. Which car do you prefer(Niro or Insight)? At the time when I was shopping for my next car, I didn't even know the Niro existed, or that it was a hybrid, since I was just looking at sedans.

The Niro was stolen from the front of my house. I had the LX model that uses a beeper for the door locks and a conventional key for the ignition. Nothing was broken,no sound , nothing. The cops told me that Kia and Hyundai are getting stolen like hot cakes. The Niro is a great car/small SUV , drives like a normal car and consistently getting 50-52 mpg average. I would have loved to get another but I have trust issues. Also the Touring version of the Niro has 18 inch wheels which affects MPGs and ride quality. The Insight is beautiful and drives like a dream. So far the car has 350 miles and I'm averaging 47 mpg combined.
 
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